Posts Tagged: BMW M

Road Test: 2012 BMW M550d xDrive Touring
By October 15, 2012 Read More →

Road Test: 2012 BMW M550d xDrive Touring

BMW M GmbH has created a completely new model range in addition to their traditional M cars. The new BMW M Performance Automobiles take position between BMW’s standard models and the M sport versions. The M Performance Automobiles have improved performance and driving dynamics compared to the standard models, but offer more comfort and better everyday usability than the M models. At launch, the M Performance Automobiles product category includes 1 Series, 5 Series, X5 and X6 models.

Road Test: 2012 BMW M5
By August 13, 2012 Read More →

Road Test: 2012 BMW M5

It looks much like a BMW 5 Series Sedan, but the new BMW M5 is actually a very different kind of a car. It is a sports car disguised as a friendly looking sedan. For the first time, the BMW M5 is now powered by a turbocharged engine. While the preciding M5 had a 5.0-litre V10, there is now a 4.4-litre V8 under the bonnet. The turbocharging not only improves performance, but also the efficiency of the car.

The new BMW M6 Convertible
By August 11, 2012 Read More →

The new BMW M6 Convertible

The exclusive look of the new BMW M6 Convertible is underlined by the “fin” architecture of the high-quality soft-top roof. Projecting into the rear section, the fins accentuate the car’s dynamically sweeping silhouette. The heated, vertical glass rear window, which is situated just behind the rear seats, retracts independently of the soft-top itself. The automatic opening and closing process for the roof can be activated both at a standstill and while on the move at speeds of up to 40 km/h (25 mph) using a button on the centreconsole. The optional Comfort Access allows the roof to be opened or closed by pressing the remote control button on the car key. It takes the roof 19 seconds to open and 24 seconds to close again.

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M carbon-ceramic brakes for the BMW M6
By July 3, 2012 Read More →

M carbon-ceramic brakes for the BMW M6

The latest version of the compound high-performance braking system helps give the new BMW M6 Coupe and new BMW M6 Convertible outstanding stopping power. Its stand-out features include even lower weight, excellent feel and fade-free performance even under heavy loads. The diameter of the inner-vented and perforated brake discs is 400 millimetres at the front and 396 millimetres at the rear. The six-piston fixed-calliper brakes at the front axle – painted dark blue metallic and complete with the M logo – are radially bolted to the pivot bearing.

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2013 BMW M6 Coupe
By June 28, 2012 Read More →

2013 BMW M6 Coupe

BMW M6 is powered by a high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology. The 4.4-litre powerplant produces 560 horsepower between 6000 and 7200rpm. The peak torque of 680 Newton metres is available between 1500 and 5750rpm. This instantaneous and sustained power delivery is the key to unlocking the cars’ intoxicating acceleration. The new BMW M6 Coupe dashes from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). Specifying the optional M Driver’s Package raises this barrier to 305 km/h (189 mph). The high operating effectiveness of the engine, the standard-fitted Auto Start-Stop function and other examples of Efficient Dynamics technology, such as Brake Energy Regeneration and the volume-controlled oil pump, help to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by some 30 per cent. The new BMW M6 Coupe cards average fuel consumption of 9.9 litres per 100 kilometres (28.5 mpg imp) in the EU test cycle and CO2 emissions of 232 grams per kilometre.

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The new BMW M135i
By May 15, 2012 Read More →

The new BMW M135i

The BMW M135i is the top-of-the-range version of the BMW 1 Series. This distinctively dynamic vehicle is an integral part of the new product category BMW M Performance Automobile produced by the BMW M GmbH. It is positioned between the most powerful BMW series production models and thoroughbred BMW M vehicles. BMW M Performance power units generally boast a noticeably higher performance than the previously most powerful engines of any BMW series and have M-specific characteristics in terms of suspension setting and visual appearance, though without any limitations in terms of suitability for everyday use.

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BMW M Performance aerodynamic components
By March 17, 2012 Read More →

BMW M Performance aerodynamic components

With the BMW M Performance accessory products in the area of aerodynamics, not only is air conduction effectively optimised but also the dynamic charisma of the respective vehicle. These products can be installed in vehicles fitted with the M Sports package optionally available ex works or a retrofitted M aerodynamic package. This lends even greater individual emphasis to the dynamic character of a vehicle which already has a sporty design. Selected BMW M Performance accessory products will be available for the new BMW 1 Series and the BMW 5 Series Sedan from March 2012. The BMW M Performance accessory products will be available for the BMW 3 Series Sedan at approximately the same time as the M Sports package becomes available for this model.

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BMW M Performance Power Kit
By March 11, 2012 Read More →

BMW M Performance Power Kit

BMW M Performance Power Kit for the 4-cylinder diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology paves the way to an extra portion of driving pleasure drawing on top-class technology and a contemporary philosophy. In selected 4-cylinder diesel models of the BMW 5 Series Sedan and the BMW 5 Series Touring, the new BMW 3 Series Sedan and the new BMW 1 Series, this offer perceptibly increases engine power and torque without affecting these vehicles’ low levels of fuel consumption and exhaust emissions based on the EU test cycle.

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BMW M6 Convertible
By February 26, 2012 Read More →

BMW M6 Convertible

The exclusive looks of the new BMW 6 Series Convertible are underlined by the “fin” architecture of the high-quality soft-top roof. Projecting into the rear section, the fins accentuate the car’s dynamically sweeping silhouette. The heated, vertical glass rear window, which is situated just behind the rear seats, retracts independently of the soft-top itself. The automatic opening and closing process for the roof can be activated both at a standstill and while on the move at speeds of up to 40 km/h (25 mph) using a button on the centre console. The optional Comfort Access allows the roof to be opened or closed by pressing the remote control button on the car key. It takes the roof 19 seconds to open and 24 seconds to close again.

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BMW Concept M135i
By February 24, 2012 Read More →

BMW Concept M135i

Simultaneously with the world premiere of the first BMW M Performance automobiles, BMW’s concept study of a further model from this new product category will be showcased at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. The BMW Concept M135i consistently utilises the dynamic potential of the new BMW 1 Series for the concept of the first BMW M Performance automobile featuring a straight six-cylinder petrol engine. The body design of the BMW Concept M135i assigns the youthful and sporty looks of the new BMW 1 Series to a three-door compact model, complementing it with the distinctive athleticism so typical of a BMW M Performance automobile.

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